An interactive keychain to enhance user experience
In Collaboration with: Jaime Holland, Leyla Novini, Olivia Tucker,
Stefania Verri and Jasmine Zhan
This concept project was a group collaboration working with the Lafayette Platforme in Paris to pitch an interactive experience for their new users in the upcoming art gallery.
Our group consisted of 6 people that come from various academic background to create an experimental gadget.
We immediately narrowed our user personas to 2 genres: The art lover and the art collector. The art lover is a user who is knowledgeable and wants to memorise the art pieces that they encounter. The art collector is the user who gets inspired by art and wants. to make sure they have all the information regarding the art they observe.
The space proposed by Anticipation LaFayette would display upcoming artists that change monthly. To allow our 2 personas to engage with the art displayed and to come back for more we decided to create an object to interacts and preserve the art viewed. We created a plexiglass keychain with an RFID chip that collects data and prints the collection for safekeeping.
For our prototype we fabricated a mock-up keychain fob made with layers of plexiglass. We decided to create different versions with different shapes and colors so that no two visitors could have the same key chain.
We also prototyped a website to give the user the opportunity to see the art collected and print.
At first we designed the the shapes in accordance with LaFayette Anticipation’s branding but throughout our process we decided to choose our own style for the key chain. We also wanted to add different layers of color and design that are similar to current exhibitions or membership deals.